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El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo

Historia, política, sociedades y culturas, 1st Edition

By Clara Mojica-Diaz, Lourdes Sánchez-López


326 pages

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El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo: historia, política, sociedades y culturas is a comprehensive and innovative book for advanced students of Spanish.

Offering a constructivist approach to the study of the civilizations, cultures and histories of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world, the book focuses on learning as an active process that enables learners to develop high-level critical thinking skills through the exposure, research, examination and discussion of a variety of authentic films, songs and literary texts.

Divided into twelve chapters, each chapter begins with an introduction to the general topic followed by various activities that lead students to critically analyse a range of authentic materials. Learners are able to practice higher level critical-thinking and linguistic skills through a wealth of tasks and exercises which culminate in a capstone section that requires the application of the concepts learned and sources utilized throughout the lesson.

El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo: historia, política, sociedades y culturas offers great flexibility and adaptability to suit advanced courses in Hispanic culture and civilization. Each chapter is methodologically designed with a balanced mix of activities for individual and teamwork.

Additional resources are available online for both instructors and students. These include an instructor’s guide with answer key, a grammar supplement and links to the authentic materials referenced within the book.

Table of Contents

Introducción 1. Siglo XX: Nacionalismo e identidad hispanoamericana 2. México después de la Revolución 3. Dictaduras del Caribe y la Revolución Cubana 4. Revoluciones centroamericanas y procesos de paz 5. Suramérica: democratización, desarrollo e integración 6. La Guerra Civil española, la posguerra y el franquismo 7. La nueva España contemporánea (1975 – presente) 8. Los latinos en Estados Unidos 9. La inmigración e emigración en el mundo hispanohablante: las nuevas realidades sociales 10. Los tratados de libre comercio en los países hispanohablantes y sus consecuencias socioculturales 11. La crisis económica del siglo 21 y sus efectos en los países hispanohablantes 12. La sociedad hispanohablante contemporánea: familia, juventud, educación y cultura Bibliografía

About the Authors

Clara Mojica-Díaz is Professor of Spanish at Tennessee State University.

Lourdes Sánchez-López is Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Spanish for Specific Purposes Certificate Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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